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September 23, 2017

We are currently planning Seahawk Saturday 2017. Please continue to check back for updates about registration.

FUTURE SEAHAWKS are invited to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Fall Visit Day, Seahawk Saturday, on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Join us for a day of activities and information sessions that will answer your questions about the wide variety of programs and services available at UNCW. Visiting the campus is always the best way for students to get a true feel for a university; we hope you will join us to experience UNCW!

To view the previous Seahawk Saturday schedule and session offerings, please see below.

Schedule & Sessions

Check-in will take place in Trask Coliseum beginning at 8:00 am. We will host a formal welcome session at 9:00 am with check-in remaining open until 11:15 for those who do not wish to attend the morning welcome.

At check-in you will receive your registration packet including your detailed schedule, campus maps, and other materials.

A variety of sessions will be available to allow you to learn more about different aspects of academic and campus life at UNCW.

Seahawk Saturday Session Descriptions

Check In
Trask Coliseum

Welcome Address
Trask Coliseum

 Campus Tours
Campus Commons Amphitheater

Campus tours will last approximately one hour and groups will depart regularly between 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM. NOTE: Residence Hall tours are available separately (see below).

Residence Hall Tours
Cornerstone, Honors House, Graham/Hewlett, Galloway

Meet Housing & Residence Life staff to tour designated first-year residence halls and learn about living on campus. We recommend that families drive their vehicle to these areas since the campus tour will not visit residence halls.

Academic and Student Services Fair
Burney Center

Visit with representatives from various academic departments and student service offices on campus. This is your opportunity to speak with staff and faculty from your intended major, as well as learn more about student life and the resources available to students at UNCW.

First-Year Student Overview
Warwick Center
9:45-10:30am, 10:45-11:30am, 11:45am-12:30pm, 12:45-1:30pm

Are you applying as a first-year student? This session will review the application process and the criteria used to evaluate applicants. We recommend all first-year students and families attend this session. NOTE: This session is for first year students.

Transfer Student Overview
Morton Hall Room 100
9:45-10:30am, 10:45-11:30am

Are you applying as a transfer student? Come to this session to learn about the admissions process and life as a transfer student at UNCW. We recommend all transfer students and guests attend this session. NOTE: This session is for transfer students.


Financial Aid 101
Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center
9:45-10:15am, 10:30-11:00am, 11:15-11:45am, 12:00-12:30pm

Learn about the financial aid process, timeline, and get answers to frequently asked financial aid questions.

 On Campus Housing & Learning Communities 
Cameron Hall 105
9:45-10:30am, 10:45-11:30am, 11:45am-12:30pm

Find out everything you need to know about on-campus housing at UNCW. On-campus housing is required for first-year students at UNCW, and limited spaces are also available for transfer students. Learn about the different types of housing options and how to secure on-campus housing. You will also hear about unique housing opportunities at UNCW, which include living learning communities. Find out about the different living learning community options that UNCW has to offer and learn how to apply.

Seahawk Experience Panel
CIS 1008
9:45-10:30am, 10:45-11:30am

A question and answer session with campus leaders from Campus Activities and Involvement, the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement, Campus Recreation, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Learn how these offices can help support and enhance a student’s time at UNCW.

 Early College Student Info Session
Azalea Coast Room (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor)

This information session will provide Early College High School students and their families with specific advising information to help in a successful transition from Early College programs to UNCW. Meet with academic advisors and UNCW students.

 Learning through Doing – ETEAL & UNCW
Wrightsville Beach Room (Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor)
9:45am-10:15am, 10:30am-11:00am

UNCW has a strong focus on improving our students’ learning experience by taking it beyond the classroom walls. Through applied learning strategies, students can learn more effectively, gain professional skills, become stronger critical thinkers, and have fun along the way. Through our ETEAL program, UNCW provides opportunities for students to engage in real world projects and gain practical experience before graduating. In this session, you will learn more about the wide range of applied learning opportunities available to students in all academic areas.


Pre-Professional Programs Info Session
Azalea Coast Room (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor)

Learn about Pre-Professional Programs at UNCW.  This session will provide students with information related to Pre-Law and Pre-Health (pre-med, dentistry, pharmacy, PA, PT, OT, etc.). An overview of Pre-Professional advising, courses, programs, and resources at UNCW will be given.

 Transfer Options for the Non-Traditional Student
Wrightsville Beach Room (Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor)

UNCW offers options beyond the traditional student experience of main campus; Onslow Extension Site Programs, online courses, and an online accelerated program. Come check out, not only the mediums to take courses as a transfer student, but also resources that are available to you.

Developing Global Seahawks (Office of International Programs)
Wrightsville Beach Room (Fisher Student Center, 2nd floor)
12:00-12:30pm, 12:45-1:15pm

UNCW is committed to developing global citizens who are integral players in today’s collaborative and innovative world through study abroad programs, global curriculum, and much more! In this session you will learn about the opportunities available to Future Seahawks through the Office of International Programs, including the exciting opportunities for studying abroad.

 Seahawk Resource Panel
CIS 1008
11:45am-12:30pm, 12:45-1:30pm

A question and answer session with campus leaders from the Career Center, the University Learning Center, and the Transition Programs office. Learn how these offices can help support and enhance a student’s time at UNCW.

Transfer Student Q&A Panel
Morton Hall 100 (Bryan Auditorium)

Hear from current students who also Transferred to Teal about things like getting involved on campus, finding local housing, and why UNCW is a great place for transfer students! NOTE: This session is recommended for transfer students. 

Wasi Casa: Upperman African American Cultural Center and Centro Hispano Welcome You Home
Azalea Coast Room (Fisher University Union, 2nd floor)

Join our table; let's share a meal as a Seahawk familia.  We are brothers and sisters, supportive faculty and students, a home that brings different colors, backgrounds, cultures, languages, races and ethnicities as one.

 Military Affiliation Social
Clocktower Lounge (Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor)
12:00 – 1:00pm

All active duty and veteran service members as well as dependents and their guests are invited to join us for a social! Learn about resources for military affiliated students, the residency and financial aid processes, and network with other military affiliated students.

First-Year Student Q&A Panel
Lumina Theater

Hear from current UNCW students about things like the transition from high school to college, what it is like to live on campus, getting involved in student organizations, and more.  NOTE: This session is recommended for first-year students.


Seahawk Saturday is designed to allow students and their guests to select sessions that are most important to them throughout the day. You are encouraged to divide and conquer as necessary. Visitors should plan to check in at Trask Coliseum (if arriving before 11:15), or James Hall (if after 11:15) for a comprehensive visit packet, including location for all of the above mentioned sessions.

Tips & What to Expect at Seahawk Saturday

Before you arrive, be sure you have prepared to spend your morning and afternoon on-campus. Here are some pointers which will help you enjoy your stay:

  • Dress Comfortably - indoor facilities may be warmer or cooler than the temperature outside, be prepared for a rain shower, and wear comfortable shoes (you will be walking throughout the campus).
  • Eat Breakfast - Light refreshments and beverages will be available during the day, and several on-campus dining locations will be open should you be interested in purchasing lunch. We recommend bringing cash, as some locations may be unable to accept bank or debit cards.
  • Carpool - Since we are expecting a large crowd, you are encouraged to carpool, if possible.

Travel & Lodging Information

If you have additional questions about Seahawk Saturday, please call the Admissions office at (910) 962-3243 or email us at (Subject: Seahawk Saturday).